Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Vehicle Safety(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 4 Autumn Semester 4 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : Kouji MIZUNO Professor  Tatsuya SUZUKI Professor 

•Course Purpose
Safety is a key issue in vehicle development. This course examines both active safety (prevention of accidents) and passive safety (injury mitigation). Through the course, students will be able to develop an understanding of vehicle safety design and engineering based on information technology, mechanics and human factors. In particular, the following topics will be provided.

1.Overview the outline of accident analysis
2.Understand the recent technologies for pre-crash and crash safety
3.Understand the modeling and analysis of human driving behavior
4.Understand how to design of personalized assistance system
5.Understand how to design of fault tolerant controller
6.Overview the biomechanics
7.Understand the vehicle crashworthiness
8.Understand how to protect occupant
9.Understand how to protect pedestrian
10.Understand the way of mathematical simulation

•Prerequisite Subjects
Control theory
Probabilistic inference (Bayesian approach)
Rigid body mechanics
Mechanics of materials

•Course Topics
1. Accident analysis
2. Recent technologies for pre-crash and crash safety
3. Modeling and analysis of human driving behavior
4. Design of personalized assistance system
5. Design of fault tolerant controller
6. Biomechanics
7. Vehicle crashworthiness
8. Occupant protection
9. Pedestrian protection
10. Mathematical simulation

Read carefully the lecture note before attending each class. After each class, solving the exercises in the lecture note is highly recommended. Submission of the report after some classes is mandatory.

Automotive Safety Handbook (SAE International)
In addition, original lecture notes will be provided.

•Additional Reading
It will be announced in the class.

•Grade Assessment
Evaluation is based on two written reports. You need more than mark of 60 out of 100 points. If the fundamental topics are successfully understood, credit will be awarded. Higher grade will be provided depending on the level of understood topics.

50% for 1st report
50% for 2nd report

No requirements for attending this course

•Contacting Faculty
You can ask in person after each class or contact to corresponding profs.


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